A Classical Tibetan Reader answers a long-standing need for well chosen readings to accompany courses in classical Tibetan language. Professor Bentor has built her Tibetan reader out of time-tested selections from texts that she has worked with while teaching classical Tibetan over the past twenty years.
Speak Fluent Tibetan is a researched and trialled work done at the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives for the last four years. The students love this book for the progress of their spoken Tibetan. Learning a new language can be daunting. However, by easily mastering some basic speech patterns, and then using them in our day-to-day life, were soon able to gain the confidence and inspiration we need to go further on the journey. The best way to learn to speak Tibetan is by speaking Tibetan! So how can we begin speaking Tibetan in a manner that is at once fluent, interesting and coherent? My simple answer is this: you can learn Tibetan just as children acquire and learn their mother tongue, through the process of open listening and repeating.
A Classical Tibetan Reader answers a long-standing need for well chosen readings to accompany courses in classical Tibetan language. Professor Bentor has built her Tibetan reader out of time-tested selections from texts that she has worked with while teaching classical Tibetan over the past twenty years. She has assembled here a selection of Tibetan narratives, organized to introduce students of the language to complex material gradually, and to arm them with ample reference materials in the form of glossaries customized to individual readings.Instructors will find this reader an invaluable tool for preparing lesson plans and providing high-quality reading material to their students. Students, too, will find the selections contained in the reader engaging. Even novice readers of Tibetan will feel welcomed and encouraged, thanks to the author's astute judgment of student capacity.
The most systematic and extensive course system available for learning the Tibetan language independently. Fluent Tibetan was developed by language experts working in conjunction with indigenous speakers at the University of Virginia. Based on courses for diplomats needing to learn a language quickly, the method acquaints students with the sounds and patterns of Tibetan speech through repetitive interactive drills, enabling the quick mastery of increasingly complex structures and thereby promoting rapid progress in speaking the language.It is the first text recommended for language study by the Sera IMI House at Sera Monastery for Western monks as preparation for entry into the Geshe studies program.
Unlike most readers of Classical Tibetan, this is a comprehensive manual for navigating Tibetan Buddhist literature based on a Tibetan monastic curriculum. Utilizing the most up-to-date teaching methods and tools for Tibetan language training, students learn to navigate the grammar, syntax, and style of Classical Tibetan while also engaging the content of Buddhist philosophical works. Texts that are presented in this reader include Jnanamitra's Explanation of the Heart Sutra, Tsongkhapa's Three Principal Aspects of the Path, the Fourth Panchen Lama's Prayer for Release from the Bardo, and Santideva's A Guide to the Bodhisattva Way of Life. Chapters consist of a contextual introduction to the reading, the Tibetan text marked with callouts that signal annotated points, annotations that include progressive explanations of grammar, cultural notes on vocabulary, translation hints, notes on the Sanskrit origins of Tibetan expressions and grammatical structures, and a literal translation of the text.
This is a revised third edition 2005, reprint: 2009, 2010"--Title page verso. Includes Author's note on the second (revised) edition. This titles is bilingual title in both English and Tibetan language.
How to Read Classical Tibetanwill show you--at your own pace--all the relationships that make Tibetan easy to read. It is a complete language course built around the exposition of a famous Tibetan text, Summary of the General Path to Buddhahood, written at the beginning of the fifteenth century. All the language tools you need to work at your own pace are in one place. You won't need a dictionary because all the words and particles are translated and explained upon every occurrence, and there is a complete glossary at the end of the book. Every sentence is diagrammed and completely explained so that you can easily see how the words and particles are arranged to convey meaning. Because everything is always explained in every sentence, you will easily learn to recognize the recurrent patterns making the transition from learning words to reading sentences much easier for you. As you study How to Read Classical Tibetan, you will learn to recognize the syntactic relationships you encounter, understand the meaning signified, and translate that meaning correctly into English.
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